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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (384 reviews)
“trout” (193 reviews)
“garlic fries” (31 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
12:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the restaurant on Dec 4,2017 and the food was most excellent. The waitress, Teresa, was so friendly and helpful. You can see in the kitchen on arrival and it was so clean and even the chefs were friendly and waived. We couldn't have...More

1  Thank 759janab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for lunch had the salad bar and potato skins. It was all very fresh and great tasting. There homemade rolls with cinnamon butter was awesome.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time going to Trailhead Steakhouse and it was awesome. The food was great, our server Teresa took very good care of us. The staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Thank lmckeehan45
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most of the food here was very good. Especially the Fried Green Tomatoes. I didn't care for the Chicken Fried Steak cause it wasn't the true cube steak I'm use to. Green Beans were a bit to salty and cooked with lots of pork...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They take reservations in advance so you should do that. Place is small, employees are all nice, food is good. Dinner rolls and cinnamon butter spread provided was awesome. We ordered spinach artichoke dip, king cut ribeye steak 🥩 (really good paired with horseradish sauce),...More

Thank allcurves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant to be habit forming eating there three days out of five. Great food, comfortable atmosphere and super service by friendly people. It was just my husband and I but we saw large family groups there as well. This is obviously a...More

1  Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always always always so yummy! 100 score!! From steak to the salads-perfect!! My favorite place to eat while in the Smoky Mountains!

Thank Loretta L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service. Very nice atmosphere. Food was also great! Prices were not too bad considering the menu items. My wife and I both ordered the steak and it came out cooked to perfection. We will be back and hopefully leave with another smile.

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, the trout was delicious, everyone was very satisfied with their order and the waitstaff were so friendly and attentive.

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were two couples camping nearby. How rare is it to have a quiet restaurant in which to eat! A lot of places are loud and noisy and this is not that kind of place! I love the quiet and I loved the bluegrass music...More

Thank Paul A
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
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Response from gypsyiam | Reviewed this property |
They have entertainment quite a bit. I live in the area and have been there frequently when they had music. Might check their website to see if they share who they have playing and when.
Marcia N
17 June 2016|
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Response from Margaret M |
Reservations are always recommended. 5:00 may not be too busy but at times (and it's hard to say when during season) the wait can and has got up to 2 hours.
Pat W
9 April 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes we sure do just call one or two days ahead so they will be ready for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-0166
At Trailhead we focus more on the quality and perfection of our food and service than anything else. Our prices are the same or cheaper than all of our local competitors. Only difference is we try to offer more of a fine dining restaurant experience such as decorating our plates and the table cloths and candle light adds a very lovely touch. For the same price we pamper you with our generous hospitality. Come give us a shot, your Trailhead Steak & Trout House. Steven Haley (General Manager) has had excessive feedback from folks wondering why there was not a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE in other areas, so keep an eye out for a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE coming to a town near YOU!
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